Sports science experts have highlighted the need for national sport associations to incorporate sports science approaches to their coaching curriculums if Zimbabwe entertains hopes of producing top athletes.

Producing generic coaching programmes without paying close attention to the individual needs of athletes is among areas of concern on the coaching arena.

Bindura University of Science Education Sports Science and Management chairperson Dr Iysias Charumbira said there is a need for a relook into the current coaching curriculums so as to accommodate scientific analysis which takes into account individual abilities of athletes.

BUSE lecturer Sebastian Garikai said applying generic coaching techniques is detrimental to Zimbabwean athletes who require close attention through biomechanical analysis.

Modern day sport pays close attention to individual abilities of athletes with areas such as biomechanics, physiology, endurance and lung capacity among critical areas that can aid coaches in improving the performance of athletes.